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News release ID: STScI-1999-32
Release Date: Aug 24, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
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When enough gas accumulates on the white dwarf's surface it explodes as a nova outburst. Most of the hot gas forms a pair of expanding bubbles above and below the equatorial disk.

Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae